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July 25, 2012

The Brazier

Brazier

I’m not entirely sure why I find this model compelling. The proportions are pleasing and it reminds me of Philip Shen, the way it suddenly locks together at the end. I would call it simple, but it is manifestly not. The lines are simple. The pre-folding is persnickety — fussy, if you will — and pulling the legs down one at a time deforms the model in a distracting way. For all of that, I like this model. Maybe you will, too. Here are some diagrams.

It’s called Brazier after a similar traditional model — the Japanese is hibachi, I believe — a raised box on four legs. Francis Ow has made a lovely model that looks something like this (diagrammed in his self-published Geometrical Origami), but the similarity is not structural.

For extra credit, you can reckon the volume. It’s easier than you might suspect.

 

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3 Responses to “The Brazier”

  1. 1
    ahudson Says:

    Also known as a bird base with weird grafts.

    So I get the whole silver thing, but none of these seem to correspond to the other: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QU

  2. 2
    oschene Says:

    Well, yes, but consciously weird grafts. There was intention involved.

    I could think of no element that would go with the square rectangle, so I made one up: quadratium. A real square little element, didn’t fit into the periodic table neatly, so they went and left it out.

    I was trying to avoid using words in my diagrams, as I’m aware that some folders distaste them.

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    Chris Lott Says:

    Definitely reminiscent of Shen’s incense burner…and I love the way the model comes together in the manner Shen’s model does!

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